Scientific Name: Helenium autumnale 'Zimbelstern'
Common Name: Zimbelstern sneezeweed
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest, Waterside planting
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Grows about 2m high but is very floppy; flower has a fan-like arrangement of ray florets around a red and/or yellow disk florets.